Individuals with the Certified SOA Architect certification have proficiency in the mechanics, fundamental concepts, technologies, and terminology associated with SOA. Professionals with this certification are able to understand concepts related to the physical design of service-oriented technology and solutions, as well as the related infrastructure. This certification acknowledges a candidate's ability to understand the different types of service-oriented technology, including the dependencies between the different architectural levels. Additionally, this certification validates a professional's ability to understand the aspects related to design principles, the effects of their application, and other concepts relevant to the service-oriented design paradigm.
To gain certification, passing each of the following exams is required: S90.01: Fundamental SOA & Service-Oriented Computing, S90.02: SOA Technology Concepts, S90.03: SOA Design & Architecture, S90.08: Advanced SOA Design & Architecture, and S90.09: SOA Design & Architecture Lab.